The Best Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgeons Get The Best Results

State-of-the-Art Surgical Care for Lumbar Disc Replacements

Best Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgeons

Disc replacement surgery requires specialized skills, state-of-the-art techniques, and cutting-edge technology. So, when you need lumbar surgery, you hope for the best lumbar disc replacement surgeon available.

Whether you require disc replacement or spinal fusion, you’ll want a surgeon who knows the ins and outs, the pros and cons of lumbar disc replacement. North Carolina Specialty Hospital has the right surgeon for your back pain relief.

Relief From Back Agony

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People with back pain agree: It’s agony. It affects every aspect of your life. How you sleep. Driving or even riding in a car. Shopping. Personal relationships. Everything can become an unendurable experience. Once back pain starts, life takes a back seat.

However, there are procedures and treatments that can make a world of difference. It starts with a proper diagnosis and a thorough evaluation of the options available to the patient.

5 Common Causes of Back Pain

While many factors and events, such as automobile accidents, falls, illnesses, or even congenital issues, can be to blame, here are five common causes for excruciating back pain.

  • The American Association of Neurological Surgeons says lumbar muscle strain often causes serious back pain. Lumbar sprains, which occur when ligaments become torn from their anchor points, are another common source of back pain. These two conditions can happen over time from overuse and repetitive stress, or they can surface after an injury.
  • Ruptured discs, also called herniated or slipped discs, can cause serious chronic back pain. When the discs, which are like shock-absorbing cushions that prevent vertebrae from grinding against each other, are injured or ruptured, or knocked out of alignment, shooting pain can radiate down the back and through the legs.
  • The National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine examines discogenic back pain. Aging is often the cause of this malady, manifesting in lower back pain that happens once the discs have been damaged. Difficult to diagnose, discogenic back pain requires a careful approach to find the right treatment.
  • Spinal stenosis occurs when the space in the spinal column that houses the spinal cord narrows, putting pressure on the nerves and generating discomfort and pain. Typically, lower back pain is a common symptom of spinal stenosis.
  • Osteoporosis is a condition where bones are brittle and weak, even to the point of fracturing easily. A fall that could bruise a healthy person could result in a broken leg or arm in a patient with osteoporosis. Spinal fractures are among the most common fractures caused by osteoporosis—more than twice as likely as hip or wrist fractures.

Finding the Right Surgery for Real Relief

The best lumbar surgeons and physicians examine every option for each back pain issue before proceeding with treatment. The back and spine surgeons at NCSH consider both surgical and non-surgical options to provide patients with much-needed, life-changing treatments of debilitating back pain.

A full range of surgeries and procedures are available to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. Below is a list of common procedures done at North Carolina Specialty Hospital with amazing results.

  • A spinal fusion is where surgeons fuse two vertebrae together to prevent them from grinding or otherwise causing damage and pain.
  • A basic discectomy is the removal of a problem-causing disc. The surgical team may also opt to perform a disc replacement.
  • Minimally invasive laminotomy and foraminotomy procedures use endoscopic tools to treat spinal stenosis. These methods not only relieve pain, but they also require shorter recovery times, less surgical bleeding, and fewer risks compared to open surgery options.
  • Kyphoplasty is used to treat compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. The procedure not only relieves pain but also strengthens the bones’ structure in an effort to prevent further fractures.

Pain-reducing fusion procedures are performed regularly by our experienced back and spine surgeons. And our collaborative approach means that the health-care needs, after-care requirements, and quality of life of every patient are factored into each individual treatment and recovery.

The back and spine specialists at North Carolina Specialty Hospital are experts in the spectrum of options available for spine surgery. From highly specialized surgical instruments to avant-garde technology, our doctors are ready to treat even the most complicated cervical, thoracic, and lumbar issues.

Call (919) 956-9300 or visit our website to find out more about how we can relieve your pain and get you back to a meaningful and rewarding life.

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